Now Accepting 2015 Judging Applications!

team memberThank you for your interest in participating in the 2015 Best Dam Barbecue Challenge as a competition judge!

Because we believe strongly that a quality competition requires the highest standards in judging, we strive to use 100% KCBS certified judges at our event.

Applications from certified barbecue judges will be confirmed on a first-come, first served basis, so we encourage early application. Non-certified applicants may apply to be placed on a standby list.

Application Status & Cancellations

By submitting an application, you are not guaranteed a judging spot.  We reply to applicants within 10 days of receiving an application to acknowledge receipt and inform of status.  If you do not receive a reply from us within 10 days of submitting your online application or 14 days of mailing your paper application, please contact our Judging Coordinator, Ann Nelson, via telephone at (702) 219-7610.

If you are confirmed as a judge, we will provide you with the details about logistics.  Competition judging will take place from 10:00am – 2:30pm and judges must be present the entire time (absolutely no exceptions).  If you arrive late, your judging seat will be forfeited.

If you submit a judging application and are then not able to attend our event, please inform us via email as soon as possible by clicking here.

Judging Time: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:30pm


Online Judging Application Form

Please fill in the following form to submit your judging application to us online:


By submitting this online application, you acknowledge that you agree to the following:

In consideration of my participation in the Best Dam Barbecue and related events, intending to be legally bound thereby, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Rotary Club of Boulder City, Rotary International, the Best Dam Barbecue, the City of Boulder City, the host sponsors, and all of their representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators with respect to the Best Dam Barbecue. Further, I hereby grant full permission to the Best Dam Barbecue and/or agents authorized by them, to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of the Best Dam Barbecue and related events for any legitimate reason. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Best Dam Barbecue and the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

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Privacy Policy

The Rotary Club of Boulder City does not use or sell any of the information you submit to us for any type of marketing purposes, or spamming. We do not divulge any of this information to any outside group or company, nor do we release your name to any of the contestants.


To contact our Judging Coordinator, Ann Nelson, please call (702) 219-7610.